Image

question everything….

Advertisements

38 responses

  1. I cee . . .

    . . . a vertical inchworm?

    November 26, 2012 at 7:05 am

    • Something like that, Emilio.

      November 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  2. Nut Balls

    What a funky tree!! I suppose at some point in its life it had something to grow around…and it’s no longer in its way. How cool πŸ™‚

    November 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

    • Funky indeed, Nate…and it’s my understanding that this is “architecture by avalanche,” something I learned from a more seasoned hiker last summer….

      November 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  3. fascinating sight

    November 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

    • It sure is, Shimon…thank you.

      November 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  4. Very clever title for this shot, Scott

    November 26, 2012 at 10:46 am

    • Just kind of jumped out at me, Andy…seemed to fit somehow…glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  5. Liana

    Ohh πŸ™‚ how perfect is that?!

    November 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    • Thank you, Liana. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  6. I feel just like that sometimes…. πŸ˜‰

    November 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    • Twisted or questioning? πŸ˜‰

      November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      • yes… πŸ˜‰

        November 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  7. O.K. Where is it, How did you get it so sharp, Why is it bent, When are you going to stop setting difficult tasks?

    Question everything indeed !
    πŸ™‚

    November 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    • Hello, John – this is actually in the upper/first meadow at the end of the steeply inclined trail in Ferguson Canyon, the first drainage south of the entrance to Big Cottonwood Canyon…and is actually on the west side of the Wasatch Mountains that is facing the greater Salt Lake Valley. It is my understanding that the young aspen bearing this characteristic deformation (and there are many of them) have been so effected by the heavy snows that bend their tender trunks…sometimes by the action of avalanches, and sometimes simply by the weight of the accumulating snow…while the life force continues within them, driving them upright again when the weather warms enough for them to do so…here is a link to another post of mine that has many more examples, if you’re interested: https://seekraz.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/twisted-in-the-drive-to-live/ Thank you, my friend…for questioning everything. πŸ˜‰

      November 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      • You are just amazing my friend….your answer proves that you are just kind, thoughtful and eternally patient. Have a great day.

        November 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

        • You are very kind, John…and I hope your day is wonderful, too. πŸ™‚

          December 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  8. And, in the end, everything is questionable. Thanks for the poignant reminder. We all need one from time to time.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    • I agree, Gary…and thank you, too….

      November 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  9. that’s just barking πŸ˜€

    November 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    • Hmm…probably not, Scott. πŸ˜‰

      November 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

  10. Clever! And a very interesting twist.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    • Thank you, Karen…and yes, very interesting….

      November 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  11. I’d sure like to know…!

    November 27, 2012 at 12:09 am

    • Certainly makes us wonder, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  12. Jolly well spotted! That’s me first thing in the morning, trying to straighten up πŸ˜‰

    November 27, 2012 at 1:26 am

    • Thank you, Rachael…and hopefully it’s not that bad trying to straighten in the morning. πŸ˜‰

      November 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  13. Love it!

    November 27, 2012 at 2:46 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  14. Curiouser and curiouser …….

    November 27, 2012 at 3:04 am

    • Yes, indeed, Meanderer. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  15. Haha! Love it!

    November 27, 2012 at 3:37 am

    • I’m glad you do, Yvonne…thank you. πŸ™‚

      November 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  16. Looks like something heavy, like another tree, was leaning on it at some stage of its life.

    November 27, 2012 at 4:20 am

    • I believe it was the snow, Allen…check-out the link I posted in the comment to John above…more interesting examples…

      November 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm

  17. What an interesting and inspirational place you live in!

    November 29, 2012 at 5:01 am

    • Very much so, Stylewaffle…thank you. πŸ™‚

      December 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thank you for visiting...it would be great to hear from you....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s